Warm weather to close the week

Posted at 4:44 PM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 21:06:22-04

We should see temps near 90 for many of the coastal and interior valleys on Friday. Offshore winds will develop tonight and fuel the warmth. Not only will Friday be warm but Saturday as well before onshore winds return early next week cooling the beaches and near coastal valleys.

Waves Crashing by Michele Sherman

Also the offshore winds should push marine cloud cover off, so we’ll see plenty of sunshine over the next few days with the marine clouds waiting until next week to return to the beaches and near coastal valleys.

In other weather news today the official NOAA winter weather outlook was revealed today and it calls for a weak El Nino in the Pacific. Weak El Ninos are not a great indicator for us on the Central Coast, we have had both flooding rains and drought years during such weak El Ninos. However in general the southern U.S. typically is wetter than average. The El Nino will likely produce warmer than average winter temperatures across the western 2/3rds of the country.